Durham County Justice Center

Coordinates: 35°59′30″N 78°54′10″W / 35.9916°N 78.9027°W / 35.9916; -78.9027
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Durham County Justice Center
Durham County Justice Center is located in North Carolina
Durham County Justice Center
Location in North Carolina
Durham County Justice Center is located in the United States
Durham County Justice Center
Location in United States
General information
Location510 South Dillard St, Durham, North Carolina
CountryUnited States
Coordinates35°59′30″N 78°54′10″W / 35.9916°N 78.9027°W / 35.9916; -78.9027
Cost$120 million
Technical details
Floor count11 (courtrooms = 20)
Design and construction
Architect(s)O'Brien/Atkins Associates

The Durham County Justice Center is a civic building in downtown Durham, North Carolina. The $120 million building opened to the public in February 2013.[1] The building houses the Durham County Sheriff's Office, the Durham County District Attorney's Office, and has 20 courtrooms.[1] The building is 318,533 square feet and was built to LEED Gold Standards.[2][3] The Justice Center was built with sustainable materials and includes lawns on its roofs for insulation and to capture runoff. It is one of the tallest buildings in Durham and dominates the downtown skyline from NC 147.

Durham County Justice Center's impact on the downtown Durham skyline


  1. ^ a b Velliquette, Beth (February 5, 2013). "New courthouse to open Monday". Herald-Sun (Durham, North Carolina). Archived from the original on February 22, 2013. Retrieved 2013-04-23.
  2. ^ Virginia Bridges, "County leaders get first look at new Durham courthouse", News & Observer, accessdate=2014-03-03
  3. ^ Loewe, Emma (February 27, 2014). "North Carolina ranked 7th for LEED". Duke Chronicle. Retrieved 2014-03-03.

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